Cat C280 Marine Auxiliary Engines

Cat C280 Marine Auxiliary Engines


A3 ECU - Advantages

CAN J1939 data link Waterproof connectors, Maintenance-free, Backup ECU for redundant governing

A3 ECU - Electronic Advantages

Load feedback, Programmable droop, Adjustable gain, Adjustable fuel/air ratio control, Histograms of engine operation, Cat Messenger display presents diagnostics and other engine parameters

A3 ECU - Data Advantages through J1939 Link

Engine speed, Boost pressure, Throttle position, Fuel consumption rate, Inlet manifold temperature, Diagnostic codes and events, Configuration, Desired engine speed, Battery voltage, Engine load, Lifetime totals — engine hours, fuel burned, idle fuel, idle hours, Trip totals — average fuel rate, idle fuel, idle hours, engine hours, fuel burned, trip reset

Customer Interface Panel

Interfaces with standard Cat® Marine Monitoring System (PLC in Price List) Provides visual indication of ECU functionality, Accepts 4 — 20 mA or PWM remote throttle speed input, Marine alarm and protection

Electronic Unit Injectors

“Drop-in” installation, No threaded fuel connections, High pressure inside injector only, Does not require double wall fuel lines or leak collection device, Injector synchronization not required

Standard Equipment

  • R INLET SYSTEM Aftercooler, fresh water, corrosion resistant coated (air side) Air inlet shutoff Breather, crankcase, top-mounted Turbocharger, rear-mounted, engine oil lubricated
  • Single Caterpillar A-III Electronic Engine Control Modules with Electronic Unit Injector Fuel System Rigid Wiring Harness (10 amp 24volt power required to drive Electronic Engine Control Modules)
  • Engine coolant water drains
  • Dry, gas tight, exhaust manifold
  • Distillate fuel (requires viscosity ranging from 1.4 cSt to 20 cSt at 38 degrees C) Fuel transfer pump (mounted on left hand side) Duplex fuel filters Electronically Controlled Unit Injectors
  • Centrifugal oil filters with single shutoff. Service side engine mounted on cylinder block inspection covers. Includes installed oil lines and single shutoff valve. Filters centrifuge bypass oil from the main lubricating oil pump. Can be serviced with the engine running. Oil filler and dipstick Valve, oil pressure regulating Valves, crankcase explosion relief
  • Paint, Caterpillar yellow Pumps, gear driven: fuel, oil, jacket water, aftercooler/oil cooler water
  • Service literature. Included standard with each engine are two (2) complete sets of service literature listed below: 1. Custom parts book CD (serial number specific) 2. Service manual, which includes: Operation & Maintenance, Specifications, Systems Operation, Testing and Adjusting, Disassembly and Assembly manual. Available in paper media and English language only. 3. Technical manual (parts/service information for special equipment). Available in paper media in English language only. NOTE: Custom parts book CD and service manual can be re-ordered through the normal Caterpillar literature ordering system. The technical manual can only be re-ordered through the Project Services at the Caterpillar Lafayette Engine Center facility.

Additional information

Offering Type

Power Rating - Minimum Rating

1730.0 bkW ( 2320.0 BHP )

Power Rating - Maximum Rating

5420.0 bkW ( 7268.0 BHP )

Engine Specifications - Aspiration


Engine Specifications - Configuration

In-Line 6, Vee 8, Vee 12, Vee 16, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel

Engine Specifications - Bore

280.0 mm ( 11.0 in )

Engine Specifications - Stroke

300.0 mm ( 11.8 in )

Dimensions & Weights - Maximum Width

1741.0 mm ( 69.0 in )

Dimensions & Weights - Minimum Height

2733.0 mm ( 108.0 in )

Dimensions & Weights - Minimum Dry Weight

15680.0 kg ( 34496.0 lb )

Dimensions & Weights - Maximum Height

3550.0 mm ( 140.0 in )

Dimensions & Weights - Minimum Width

1704.0 mm ( 67.0 in )

Dimensions & Weights - Minimum Length

3691.0 mm ( 145.0 in )

Dimensions & Weights - Maximum Length

5007.0 mm ( 197.0 in )

Dimensions & Weights - Maximum Dry Weight

28500.0 kg ( 62832.0 lb )

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